New research shows California coronavirus variant is more transmissible

As national cases and deaths decline quickly, variants continue to be a wild card. Health

‘It’s Up to You’: Ad campaign to encourage coronavirus vaccination gets underway

The campaign – the first concerted effort urging Americans to get vaccinated against coronavirus – is geared toward those unsure about getting shots. Health

Becerra commits to private-sector Medicare but indicates it is too generous

Lacking votes to defeat the nomination, conservatives paint the HHS nominee as an extremist Health

FDA review confirms safety and efficacy of single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine, especially against severe cases

The review sets the stage for a third coronavirus vaccine to be authorized as soon as this weekend, a point of hope in the middle of a pandemic that has killed more than a half-million people in the United States. Health

Becerra falls in line with Biden health policies at Senate confirmation hearing

Some Republicans questioned the California attorney general’s qualifications for the Cabinet post, but his confirmation as HHS secretary does not appear in jeopardy. Health

Coronavirus medical mystery: Baby with high viral load puzzles researchers

Doctors concerned about mutations urge more genomic sequencing of children’s infections. Health